It’s that time of year, everyone. Time to make your resolutions, put on our party hats and fancy “2020” glasses, bathe in bubbly, and remerge as the squeaky clean 2020 versions of ourselves we’ve always wanted to become.
In other words, it’s almost New Year’s Eve, y’all. Let’s party.
Here’s a list of the options to ring in the New Year that we’ve found so far. We’ll certainly add to this list between now and New Year’s Eve, but feel free to let us know about anything we’ve missed in the comments as well.
Happy New Year, everyone!
How about a family-friendly New Year’s Eve Eve celebration? There’s one happening at The Amazeum up in Bentonville. The museum will host a Zing in the New Year celebration from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 30 (since the museum is closed on Tuesdays) featuring a “pop” art project and sending stomp rockets into the skies (weather permitting), along with other unique interactive activities designed to creatively celebrate the start of a new year. Admission is $9.50 for adults and children. Museum members get in free. Here’s more info.
Art’s Place will celebrate the new year with live music featuring Dave Stiles & Denham Blues Band.
Axis Lounge will host an electronic show with Dondo, Lethal Cortex, Nugstufr, Slim Sim, Trippy Hippy, and XTZ. Tickets are $15 at the door. It’s a 21 and up show.
Backspace will celebrate the New Year with a rock show. The DIY venue will feature a five-band bill, including Musclegoose, The Wirms, Guitar Jar, The Fuck-Tards, and Moonsong. Admission is $5.
Brick Street Brews
Brick Street Brews will host a New Year’s Party featuring food, lots of champagne, goofy hats and tinsel tiaras, and two countdowns (one at 11 p.m. and one a midnight.) More.
Bike Rack Brewing
Bike Rack Brewing will host a dance party on New Year’s Eve. They’re moving out the tables and chairs to make room for leg-shaking, and will also offer a champagne countdown toast. Here’s more.
Blue Masquerade at Pinpoint
Legendary local party-thrower Bo Counts is at it again. The local DJ and owner of Pinpoint who is well known for his annual Halloween party is bringing back his New Year’s Eve party this year.
The event is called Blue Masquerade, and will include a lineup of some of the best DJ’s in the region, and plenty of other surprises.
The first 200 people through the door get a free masquerade mask. Fancy dress is encouraged, but not required.
General admission tickets to the event are $12, and VIPs are $30 (though it looks like VIP tickets are sold out).
For more info, visit bluenye.com.
Big Box Karaoke
Local private suite karaoke spot, Big Box Karaoke, will be singing in the New Year this year. They’ll also be celebrating their first birthday that evening. There will be a midnight toast, and they’ll be taking part in a fun Japanese New Year’s tradition of eating soba noodles before midnight. All karaoke parties will receive a small bowl of soba. Karaoke is $10 per person, per hour. Reservations are highly recommended. Here’s more info.
C4 Lounge will host an 80s/90s dance party featuring music by DJ Ambrosia and DJ Sno White. Tickets are $10, or $40 for VIPs. Here’s more.
Crisis Brewing Co.
Crisis Brewing Company is hosting a “New Year’s Eve Party for Old People” event from 4-8 p.m. at the brewery. The event will include a free champagne toast at 6:00 p.m. with the London Ball Drop, free swag, and giveaways. Here’s more.
Crystal Bridges will be ringing in the new year at their North Forest Lights exhibition, a multi-sensory nighttime light and sound experience in the middle of the museum’s North Forest. The exhibit includes five distinct installations featuring light, sound, and sensory effect. There will be performances by Vine Brothers, Sacred Somatics Circus, art-making activities, and more. Tickets are $40 for adults ($32 adult members); $15 youth ages 7 to 18 ($12 youth members ages 7 to 18); and kids 6 and under get in free. Here’s more info.
Crystal Bridges will also host a family-friendly New Year’s Noon Eve Eve event from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 30. Here’s more about that.
The Elks Lodge
The Elk’s Lodge will host a New Year’s Eve party featuring music by One for the Money. Admission is $25 per person, and includes a buffet dinner.
Fayetteville Town Center
Warcat Promotions and Ladies Night Out have partnered to present music by Bobby V. Tickets start at $35 for general admission, and $65 for single VIP. Here’s a bit more info.
Fresco Restaurant & Cocktails
Club Lush inside Fresco Restaurant & Cocktails will be ringing in the New Year with a dance party featuring music by DJ Sewell. Here’s more.
George’s Majestic Lounge
George’s will be doing what they do best for New Year’s Eve. Celebrating with live music. This year, local favorites Handmade Moments, Crescent City Combo, and Rachel Ammons will perform. Tickets are $15 at George’s ticketing site.
The Graduate Hotel
The Graduate Hotel is hosting a New Year’s Eve party featuring live music by Full House. For ticket info, email [email protected]
Holidaze is planning a New Year’s Eve event hosted by NWA Equality, and benefitting Magdalene Serenity House. It is their last event of the season for the first-year holiday pop up bar. They are also hosting a New Year’s Eve Eve event with local Elvis tribute band, The Delvis!
The Holler in Bentonville will celebrate New Year’s Eve with music by Dj Shortfuze. It’s free to attend, but VIPs can get a private booth with some perks for $250. Here’s more.
JJ’s Grill – Steamboat Drive
Local band Take Cover will perform at JJ’s Steamboat Drive location for New Year’s Eve. There’s no cover.
JJ’s Grill – Dickson Street
JJ’s Grill on Dickson Street will have a dance party with DJ Purp Loder starting at 10 p.m., with a champagne toast at midnight.
Local restaurant Leverett Lounge is hosting a Roarin’ 20s themed Prix Fixe meal on New Year’s Eve Eve, and on New Year’s Eve. There are two seatings both nights – at 6 p.m. and at 8:30 p.m. for parties of at least 4 people. Dinner is $60 person.
To reserve a spot, call 479-249-6570. Here’s more. Update: This is already sold out.
Maxine’s Tap Room
Maxine’s Tap Room will ring in the New Year with a dance party, complete with their signature light-up dance floor on New Year’s Eve. There’s no cover.
Mockingbird Kitchen has created a special menu just for New Year’s Eve this year. Here’s a link. Reservations are recommended.
The Piano Bar
The Piano Bar will be ringing in the New Year with some dueling piano action. They made up some special champaign flutes to celebrate the occasion. Here’s more.
Smoke & Barrel
Smoke & Barrel will celebrate with a New Year’s Eve with a dance party featuring DJ SYCA. Here’s more info.
Springdale Holiday Inn
Some local radio stations are hosting a party at the Springdale Holiday Inn. The event will include live by JukeBoxx Party Band, a champagne toast at midnight, and the hotel will also have sleeping room specials for those who have a little too much fun. Tickets are $30-50. Here’s more info.
Springdale Country Club
Springdale Country Club will host a New Year’s Eve party featuring a casual dinner buffet from 6-8 p.m., and dancing with DJ Mike Chase until 10 p.m. Open to Members and Member-Guests only.
Starlight Skatium will host a late-night skate event for New Year’s eve this year. Admission for the all night event is $25, and includes New Year’s hats and party favors, and a balloon drop at midnight. Here’s more.
Party on the Hill will be taking over the new TheatreSquared facility this year. The event will include music by DJ KJ, a balloon drop, LED dance floor, and more. Tickets are $75. Here’s more.
Whiskey 101, formerly The Electric Cowboy, is planning a New Year’s Eve party including music by TJ the DJ, with champagne toast at midnight.